Meh I was let down by the "finale". It would have worked better as the first episode of Season 6 to me.
I agree with much of Maureen Ryan's review. WAY too much "on the Nose with a hammer" stuff....Don's Rotten Soul Tooth, Dead Brother Adam popping up to make with the Yucks about hanging himself (JUST LIKE LANE LAST EPISODE HOLY SHIT!!!!), even the bout of Pete Punching was too much (and obvious Fan service).
And Pete's lover getting Electro Shock therapy had me rolling my eyes.
Poor Joan now has no respect in the firm, even as a sex object (reference to Joan's conversation with Don where she says she wished she'd given Lane what he wanted. And Don's like' What was that?").
The lack of any mention of Race is a serious dropped ball. Sure the Ad men wouldn't care, but they would have to pay attention by that point, plus the first couple of episodes put racial tensions in the foreground. Weiner is very disingenuous saying anyone who questions the lack of race related plot points is racist: HE brought the issue up in episode after episode through the entire series!
So we've hit the re-set button with Don: He's BACK ON THE PROWL!
The one thing I liked: the use of You Only Live Twice.
Edited by Cylon Baby - 6/11/12 at 7:26pm